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Western Fast Food Industry Contributing To Growing Obesity, Diabetes Cases In Ghana, Raising Concerns Among Health Experts

New York Times: Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC
“…KFC’s presence in Ghana so far is relatively modest but rapidly growing, and it underscores the way fast food can shape palates, habits, and waistlines. Research shows that people who eat more fast food are more likely to gain weight and become obese, and nutrition experts here express deep concern at the prospect of an increasingly heavy and diabetic population, without the medical resources to address a looming health crisis that some say could rival AIDS…” (Searcey/Richtel, 10/2).

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